Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

Stimulus Update: See What States are Sending Checks in December

Dec 1st, 2021

Millions of Americans are expected to receive stimulus payments around Christmastime by way of their local state governments. Some states issue their own stimulus checks, and others are even providing universal basic income payments. See if your state is sending a stimulus payment in December. California has been sending checks via its Golden State Stimulus […]

Powell to Tell Senate Omicron Variant Poses Downside Risk to Economy, Complicates Inflation Picture

Dec 1st, 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell believes that the omicron variant of Covid-19 and a recent uptick in coronavirus cases pose a threat to the U.S. economy and muddle an already-uncertain inflation outlook. Worries over the new variant could “reduce people’s willingness to work in person, which would slow progress in the labor market and intensify […]

Biden Administration Announcing Actions to Alleviate Supply Chain Issues at Nation’s Ports

Nov 10th, 2021

The Biden administration announced a new set of immediate and short-term actions Tuesday aimed at alleviating supply chain issues at the nation’s ports, waterways and freight networks as the administration takes steps to implement the newly passed, but not yet signed, bipartisan infrastructure bill. . . . The news comes days after the bipartisan infrastructure […]

Generating Unity in Georgia

Oct 27th, 2021

The last 19 months have been exhausting. 2020 and 2021 have been packed with pressure threatening to burst at any moment. From quarantines to business closures to political division to waves of social unrest, it’s been a ride to say the least. But even in the darkest times, there’s light. Togetherness was on display during […]

Employers Have Been Offering the Wrong Office Amenities

Oct 13th, 2021

Before you read any further, take a long, slow, deep breath. Congratulations! If you’re sitting in a typical American home, office building, or school, about 3 percent of the air you breathed in recently came out of the lungs of the people in the room with you right now. . . . Throughout the 21st […]

Talking Acquisitions, New Films and SEMA

Sep 22nd, 2021

The window film and PPF industries have been buzzing with news recently. It started last week when Eastman announced its intent to acquire the business and assets of Matrix Films LLC, marketer of PremiumShield Performance Films, including its extended line of automotive film patterns. Look to the upcoming September/October issue of WINDOW FILM for more […]

$64 Million in COVID-19 Grants Available for Minnesota Small Businesses

Sep 22nd, 2021

A 10-day window opens Monday for applications for a new state program that offers grants to Minnesota-owned small businesses that suffered economic hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Minnesota Main Street COVID relief grants” range from $10,000 to $25,000, depending on the size of the business. Companies with up to 200 employees are eligible […]

Biden Mandates COVID Vaccines for Federal Employees, Contractors

Sep 15th, 2021

President Joe Biden issued an executive order mandating that federal government workers, contractors and employees of contractors who do business with the federal government receive vaccinations against COVID-19. The measure is part of the administration’s plan to stop the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations among federal employees, according to the White House. The news […]

AAPEX and SEMA Announce Health and Safety Measures

Sep 1st, 2021

AAPEX and the SEMA Show, the two events that make up the automotive aftermarket industry’s trade gathering during the first week in November, have released information regarding health and safety measures for their respective events in Las Vegas, Nev. • AAPEX (November 2-4, Venetian Expo & Caesars Forum): The co-owners of AAPEX— the Auto Care […]

California Issues 600,000 Direct Payments in 1st Batch of New Golden State Stimulus Checks

Sep 1st, 2021

As California continues the slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down many businesses last year, new $600 state stimulus checks have begun arriving in the bank accounts of residents who earn up to $75,000 annually, to help them get back on their feet. The state distributed approximately 600,000 direct payments worth an estimated […]

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